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What if we could design an autonomous flying robot with the navigational and learning abilities of a honeybee?

Such a computationally and energy-efficient autonomous robot would represent a step-change in robotics technology and is precisely what the ‘Brains on Board’ project aims to achieve.

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Thanks to @DannyPike and @BBCSussex for having me on to talk about robots ethics today. Hugely important subject and one the @BrainsOnBoard project takes very seriously @SussexUniPress @ICEDsussex

We’re exhibiting at #RAI19 - come and visit us to find out about the #thirdwaveAI revolution

We’re exhibiting at the Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Industry Showcase 2019 next week - please come and visit us to find how we’re developing the third wave of AI #RAI19 https://t.co/U6mhBof1ML

I'm hiring a bee cognition postdoc in @texas_IB @UTAustin - please spread the word https://t.co/ZCXMQmQnnn @AnimBehSociety @ASABeducation @Bombus_science @Postdoctorals

Here’s the non-technical explanation of our 3D grid cell paper |The brain’s map is in 3D | Brain Sciences - UCL - London's Global University https://t.co/22fA54426a

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Introducing BeeBot V2!

The Brains on Board team in Sheffield Robotics are proud to unveil their new custom research quadcopter, BeeBotV2. Unlike the MiniBeeV1 platform, BeeBotV2 enables on-board brain models, with a modular compute and sensor payload; [...]

Introducing the MiniBee V1!

We have been developing our own quad copters to replicate the senses and flight of honey bees. Minibee is the new smallest member of our quad copter family. With panoramic [...]

Brains on Board feature by the BBC

 The BBC has published a short film about the Brains on Board project, featuring an interview with Andy Philippides from our team at the University of Sussex.

Ethical Innovation in AI and Robotics

James Marshall and colleagues from the University of Sheffield have contributed to a feature aired by Canadian news broadcaster CBS News on concerns over lethal autonomous weapons systems. [...]

The “Brains on Board” team supports open-access publishing and aims to share and disseminate outcomes to researchers and the public alike.

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Meet the “Brains on Board” Project Team, Advisory Board, and Partners.

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Research Centres

+ Sheffield Robotics – University of Sheffield

+ Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics – University of Sussex

+ Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology – Queen Mary University of London

+ Department of Biomedical Sciences – University of Sheffield

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